Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.
The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision of how cars should be driven, powered and integrated into society.
Robbie put the radical 272PS (268hp) three-seater through its paces around the closed Monaco street circuit before racing another BladeGlider. The pair of performance cars raced through the iconic Tunnel and diced with each other along Massenet before finishing in the glamour of Casino Square.
“It’s a really exciting time for electric vehicles,” said Robbie. “More people are choosing to go electric, leading the way to a more sustainable future and the Nissan BladeGlider hints at the future of smarter performance cars.”
“The electric revolution is happening,” said Gareth Dunsmore, director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe. “As the global leader in electric vehicles, and with mass adoption just around the corner, it is more important than ever that we showcase all of the benefits of driving an electric car – from energy efficiency, to sustainability, from handling to performance. Having Margot on board will support us in spreading news of the personal and societal benefits of electric vehicles to more people than ever before. Nissan’s Electrify the World movement recognises the importance of us all working together to achieve positive change in our communities. We want to inspire people to take meaningful steps towards cleaner, safer cities.”
The Nissan BladeGlider will be on display at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show from March 7 to 19, 2017. Developed from a concept car first debuted in 2013, Nissan says the all-electric sports car is a precursor to a suite of future technologies that will combine Intelligent Mobility, environmentally friendly impact and sports-car driving capabilities.